How do you rate Kuu's JAPONESQUE? (write your reviews) - Page 2 - Ayumi Hamasaki Sekai
Ayumi Hamasaki Sekai
· Ayu's Official Site · Ayu's twitter · Ayu's YouTube · masa's translations · Misa-chan's translations ·


Go Back   Ayumi Hamasaki Sekai > Music Forums > Asian Music Chat > Asian Music Polls

Notices

View Poll Results: How do you rate JAPONESQUE? (out of 5)
1 5 5.26%
2 5 5.26%
3 8 8.42%
4 32 33.68%
5 45 47.37%
Voters: 95. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 24th January 2012, 06:32 PM
Chiharo's Avatar
Chiharo Chiharo is offline
still alone Initiate
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Croatia
Posts: 2,561
Can't judge the album so early seeing as I only listened to it a few times. But as for now I really don't get the hype and I'd give it a 3 at best. But my opinion will probably change later.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 24th January 2012, 08:56 PM
wildconnetta's Avatar
wildconnetta wildconnetta is offline
ayu trance Initiate
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: In Jpop land (UK)
Posts: 2,057
4 - I like lots of songs, some are amazing, but T-Pain RUINED VIP, which I loved, so I had to dock them marks.
__________________

///crystal-castles\\\
///made-by-yoake\\\
///alice+ethan\\\

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lana Del Rey
Yes, I am f--king crazy. But I am free.

Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 26th January 2012, 02:09 AM
femtrooper's Avatar
femtrooper femtrooper is offline
WHATEVER Initiate
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 485
After listening to it again, I feel like I like it WAY more!

I love Introduction, Boom Boom Boys, Interlude, Escalate, Love Me Back, Ko-So-Ko-So, and No Man's Land!!! Actually I really like No Man's Land! It's amazing!

So yeah, I am glad I really like the album now!
__________________

Peter Parker With A Fashion Sense
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 26th January 2012, 02:33 AM
YuriChan's Avatar
YuriChan YuriChan is offline
HAPPY ENDING Initiate
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: fairyland, Tennessee
Posts: 6,868
4/5 (I didn't like the album version of VIP and Brave felt out of place. :\)
__________________

Set created by Yoake
B'z thread blog twitter facebook livejournal last.fm
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 26th January 2012, 02:39 AM
emi♡ emi♡ is offline
RED LINE ~for TA~ Initiate
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: ☆ california ☆
Posts: 17,062
4.6

I love my koda, and I am so proud of this album. I dont think its perfect or mindblowingly amazing in the way I imagine perfect albums to be, but I do think its the best album in terms of showing off who she is. The songs, while still in her genres, are different from her past styles, and I think Dejavu made the transition to these types of songs really nicely.

I do love the range of the album, its perfect. And all the different musical influences is just pure greatness for me. The packaging is one of the best Ive ever seen come out of Avex lol

I could definitely understand why a person wouldnt like the album though, especially if they arent a fan, or only like her ballads and pure pop songs, or if they like pure japanese pop. This is a very western album lol
__________________

☆ bunnnniiiieeeesssss ☆

- The "New Artists You're Trying Out" Thread -

don't forget to spread the kuu




Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 26th January 2012, 02:48 AM
Welurru's Avatar
Welurru Welurru is offline
Two of us Initiate
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 214
I voted 4, but a high 4 LOL.

It's her best studio album for me. The singles aren't the strongest tracks for the first time in ages, however there is filler. Also not a fan of her recent 'ballad/slow song section' within an album.

Like I said, best studio album ... but that's me treating Second Session as a BEST. When she releases a Japonesque with a 'you' and 'Shake It Up' that will be her definitive moment.

As to your dilemma, buy it. Amazing album, 13/17 PV's have a decent budget and the artwork/whole theme is Kumi iconic. This is the album we'll all be referencing in 5 years when another album is announced lol
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 26th January 2012, 04:34 PM
Lady~Deviance's Avatar
Lady~Deviance Lady~Deviance is offline
ever free Initiate
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Urban Wonderland
Posts: 1,295
I'm in the minority. I give it a 3/5. The album was nothing special and certainly not earth shattering to me. But it was still a solid album.

You should still purchase the album if Kuu's music style pleases you overall.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 27th January 2012, 07:49 PM
Chibi-Chan Chibi-Chan is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 7,151
I don't really like the album. I thought JAPONESQUE would be amazing, its covers and packaging are amazing, but the songs...
When I started listening and "Introduction ~JAPONESQUE~" played, I was sure that this album would be wonderful! "So Nice feat. Mr.Blistah" wasn't that great, but it was good enough for me to like it. "Boom Boom Boys" = !!!! Today I played it more than 10 times in a row and wasn't tired of it. Till now I was very happy with the album. I really don't like "V. I. P. feat. T-Pain (Album Version)" 'cos of T-Pain, but ok, just one part in a song doesn't make an album bad. "Slow feat. Omarion" is a good song and a nice switch to the ballad section. But "Brave" and "Everyday" are boring as hell and even though I love "IN THE AIR", I skiped it 'cos after those absolute boring songs I couldn't stand another ballad. "You are not alone (Acoustic Version)" absolutely killed the excited mood I was in at the beginning of the album completly. "Interlude ~JAPONESQUE~" was also really great but not as good as the introduction, but this one comes close and I had hope for the rest of the album. But "ESCALATE" wasn't really great and "Love Me Back" also. The second song of the album I really love is "No Man's Land", but "Ai wo Tomenaide" is as boring as the other ballads and it couldn't be placed worse. Yeah, I like "KO-SO-KO-SO", but it's nothing special and I couldn't even remember how "Lay Down" and "Love Technique" sound. "Poppin' love cocktail feat. TEEDA" is a really great song that I can't overplay, but it can't save the album. And "All for you" is also really boring.

So, for me there is only an epic introduction and three songs I really like/love and one of them is a single track...
Because of the nice covers and packaging and "Boom Boom Boys" I give "JAPONESQUE" a 2.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 29th January 2012, 03:21 AM
JackieRos's Avatar
JackieRos JackieRos is offline
Curtain call Initiate
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 16,157
I give it a 3 there are alot of songs that I skip and I can't stand V.I.P. in it.
I love that is longer but his voice ruins it.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 30th January 2012, 12:41 PM
Minttulatte's Avatar
Minttulatte Minttulatte is offline
MY STORY Initiate
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Finland
Posts: 7,749
5/5

It may not be her best work to date (for me it's a bit hard to top Black Cherry) but this is one of those mind blowing albums of hers (secret, Black Cherry, Kingdom, UNIVERSE and Dejavu are the other ones) and I think this album might to quite well on the western market too. It just sounds so western. Of course, I can't get over the fact that Love Technique sounds like those electropop songs of 4minute's. XD Not that it really bothers me, because I love 4minute.

JAPONESQUE haven't been on repeat as much as Dejavu or Kingdom were, but there's going to be a day when this album will definitely become my most played Kuu album. It has so much potential and I think I won't grow tired with it anytime soon. I just need to concentrate on other playlists and artists before I concentrate on JAPONESQUE 24/7.

JAPONESQUE's rockish songs made me finally think that Kuu might do well as a rock singer too. Especially No Man's Land esque album would be awesome. Man, I love that song so much!

Why did I write a long essay about this?
__________________

You can find me from these too:
~ Facebook
~ Instagram
~ AO3

Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 30th January 2012, 05:47 PM
CHE.R.RY's Avatar
CHE.R.RY CHE.R.RY is offline
walking proud Initiate
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: ★CA★
Posts: 7,021
I give it 4 out of 5 stars even though I only really liked the new album tracks (aside from Boom Boom Boys & Brave), plus IN THE AIR & KO-SO-KO-SO. I just felt like the old Kuu from the Kingdom era was back...Idk. I was really feeling Kuu this time around & I love the album artwork as well .
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 31st January 2012, 04:43 AM
kissokill88's Avatar
kissokill88 kissokill88 is offline
Two of us Initiate
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 185
I voted it 4. Actually I'm enjoying this album much and I like almost of album's PVs and it has 1 of my best hits - Ai wo tomenaide. But if compare it with secret or Black Cherry albums... Every album, Kuuchan make us feel special things and no one like other. Maybe now I don't really like it but in the future it will be one of my most favorite albums
__________________
If women are The Creator's masterpieces, 「AYU」 is the greatest masterpiece.
Ashite@JPN


浜崎あゆみ (Ayumi Hamasaki)
倖田來未 (Koda Kumi)
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 3rd February 2012, 07:01 PM
MsMiyabi's Avatar
MsMiyabi MsMiyabi is offline
Are You Wake Up? Initiate
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: In Hyde's Bed
Posts: 9,518
I give it a 5 because it kept me very entertained and also I have been playing it none stop. But I will say Nothing beats Kingdom
__________________


Msmiyabi formerly known as Akurei
MsMiyabi + Koda Kumi!
Proud Koda Kumi Fan Since 2000 & Namie Amuro Fan Since 1995<3
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 2nd June 2012, 12:39 AM
Delicious n Bold's Avatar
Delicious n Bold Delicious n Bold is offline
Beautiful Day Initiate
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 9,648
I'd like to give it a 3.5. But for the poll, I'll round up to a 4.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 2nd June 2012, 09:42 PM
susiowong's Avatar
susiowong susiowong is offline
BEST Initiate
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,758
2, I only liked a few songs.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 30th July 2012, 04:36 PM
bondingo's Avatar
bondingo bondingo is offline
Because of You Initiate
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Chiba, Japan
Posts: 5,541
I gave it a 3. If you remove the crap songs that make it a chore to listen to though, then it easily becomes a 5. This is what I did:

__________________


Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 3rd August 2012, 09:18 AM
C+R+E+AYUMI's Avatar
C+R+E+AYUMI C+R+E+AYUMI is offline
fairyland Initiate
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: ITALY
Posts: 8,207
4 like it much more than other albums
__________________

~thanks pepper for the set~
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 10th September 2012, 11:11 AM
SURREAL__RAINBOW's Avatar
SURREAL__RAINBOW SURREAL__RAINBOW is offline
glitter Initiate
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 11,695
4
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 7th January 2013, 11:42 PM
mizuki-7's Avatar
mizuki-7 mizuki-7 is offline
ayu trance Initiate
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: France, Lorraine
Posts: 2,133
2,5 I only liked a few songs.
__________________

My Website Twitter Last.Fm

Last edited by mizuki-7; 8th January 2013 at 01:01 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 8th January 2013, 12:59 AM
axmish87 axmish87 is offline
too late Initiate
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Serbia
Posts: 835
Quote:
Originally Posted by bondingo View Post
I gave it a 3. If you remove the crap songs that make it a chore to listen to though, then it easily becomes a 5. This is what I did:

I second this.
I did the same thing on my iPod as well
This makes the album cool and it doesn't bore you
Now it's top notch album High Five
__________________

Last edited by axmish87; 8th January 2013 at 01:02 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
倖田來未, japonesque, koda kumi, kumi koda, poll

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.